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Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse near, Riddlecombe, February 1975 More like this

Standing stones

Standing stones Scorhill Circle, Gidleigh, January 1986 More like this

George Ayre and Jo Curzon spraying a...

George Ayre and Jo Curzon spraying a... Addisford, Dolton, July 1985 More like this

Filling sacks with apples

Filling sacks with apples Westpark Farm, Iddesleigh, November 1986 More like this

Percy and Alice Shaxton

Percy and Alice Shaxton No Place, Ebberley, October 1975 More like this

Preparing teas at a cricket match

Preparing teas at a cricket match Dolton, August 1974 More like this

Archie Parkhouse sheltering in a shed

Archie Parkhouse sheltering in a shed Millhams, Dolton, November 1974 More like this

Dennis Harris bringing in the hay

Dennis Harris bringing in the hay Lower Langham, Dolton, August 1980 More like this

Girdling the church

Girdling the church Hatherleigh, 27 May 1976 More like this

Jim Hutchins ringing in the New Year

Jim Hutchins ringing in the New Year Dolton, January 1973 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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